Written November 25, 2012
I was so excited for this movie but sorry to say it was not worth it, and definitely not worth watching in 3D. If all the unnecessary filler was cut, it would be 30 minutes, not 2 hours. In no way was this movie 'the next Avatar'. I was expecting a visual feast. The CGI in the clips edited for the trailers were absolutely beautiful. I was expecting to see many more breathtaking moments but I did not. The trailers showed all the scenes that were worth watching, and besides those few minutes, it was a big fat bore. There was way too much narration, it was way too slow, and the ending never ended but, at the same time seemed like an afterthought. They should have ended with the tiger walking into the jungle, or integrated the ending human story into the animal story. For example, utilizing flashback scenes when Pi explains what happened with his mother and the cook, would have made it flow with the style of rest of the film. Underwhelmed.
Written November 28, 2014
I heard of the book and knew not a whole lot about it. Was I incredibly surprised.
This movie is just flat out incredible. It moved me, and has still has me thinking, and even feeling the movie, afterwards. Many have posted good summaries here and I'll just say that you have to see this film to really experience it.
I'm surprised it is not doing better at the box office - it deserves any movie-goers attention to be seen on the big screen.
Written July 24, 2014
This movie in every way is satisfying: acting, direction, special effects, and meaning. I left the movie filled to the brim with emotion, which lingers continuously.
Written October 01, 2014
This was magical. I have read the book, never would I have thought the movie could not only capture, but so totally enhance it, as to be magical. Brilliant work by Ang Lee...
Written December 28, 2014
This is an excellent movie. Total tear-jerker (and I don't cry!)! it is rated PG, so I took my 8 year old son, but it's a little too much for a little kid to handle. For 12 and up, it's a MUST SEE.